Fossil Parasites: Volume 90

Fossil Parasites: Volume 90

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Fossil Parasites, the latest edition in the Advances in Parasitology series established in 1963, contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology, including medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which help to shape current thinking and applications.

Parasitism is a dominant life history strategy and we know it has existed for millions of years. Detecting parasitism in the fossil record is problematic because we rarely see direct evidence and usually must rely on indirect evidence to infer its existence. This unique volume takes a broad and systematic view of direct and indirect evidence for parasitism in the fossil record.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 458 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 610g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128040017
  • 9780128040010

Table of contents

Evolution, Regulation, and Function of N-terminal Variable Region of Troponin T: Modulation of Muscle Contractility and Beyond
Jian-Ping Jin
Phosphatidylethanolamine Metabolism in Health and Disease
Elizabeth Calzada, Ouma Onguka and Steven M. Claypool
Microtubule Dynamics in Neuronal Development, Plasticity, and Neurodegeneration
Lorene Penazzi, Lidia Bakota and Roland Brandt
Fish Chromatophores-From Molecular Motors to Animal Behavior
Helen Nilsson Skoeld, Sara Aspengren, Karen L. Cheney and Margareta Wallin
Molecular Breeding of Sorghum bicolor: A Novel Energy Crop
Reynante Ordonio, Yusuke Ito, Yoichi Morinaka, Takashi Sazuka and Makoto Matsuoka
Cell-Nonautonomous Mechanisms Underlying Cellular and Organismal Aging
Younes Medkour, Veronika Svistkova and Vladimir I. Titorenko
OSBP-Related Protein Family: Mediators of Lipid Transport and Signaling at Membrane Contact Sites
Henriikka Kentala, Marion Weber-Boyvat and Vesa M. Olkkonen
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About Tim Littlewood

D. Timothy J. Littlewood is a Merit Researcher and currently Head of Life Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum, London. His main research interests include the systematics of platyhelminths (flatworms), and other phyla, particularly with a view to revealing patterns of diversity and diversification associated with parasitism. Kenneth De Baets is a paleobiologist. He has a MSc. degree in Geology from Ghent University and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Zurich. He currently has a teaching position at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His main research focuses on macroevolution, particularly on the relative contributions of biotic interactions (e.g., parasitism) and abiotic factors (e.g., climate) in driving these large-scale patterns. Invertebrates, particularly molluscs and parasitic flatworms, are his main research subjects for these purposes. The evolution of parasitism across the metazoan tree of life is currently one of his main research focuses.
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